NORFOLK/VIRGINIA BEACH – As progress continues on the I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Project, crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation will temporarily close the I-264 east collector-distributor road (outside set) at Newtown Road (exit 15) this weekend.
This closure, scheduled consecutively from Dec. 10 at 10 p.m. to Dec. 13 at 5 a.m., will allow crews to shift the current collector-distributor road onto its new alignment and tie in the new I-264 east collector-distributor road with the newly widened bridge over Newtown Road. When the road reopens to traffic on Monday, collector-distributor road motorists will be traveling on the new alignment and bridge, marking a significant milestone toward the completion of the interchange project.
When the closure is in place, all motorists traveling east on the collector-distributor road will be required to exit at Newtown Road (exit 15). This includes traffic coming from the I-64 ramps to Newtown Road (exit 284B) and traffic traveling from Norfolk utilizing the I-264 east collector-distributor road (outside set) from Military Highway. Lane closures will be in place on the eastbound CD road in this location to help facilitate the closure.
I-264 East Collector-Distributor Road Closure Detour
Once motorists have exited at Newtown Road, they can:
- Continue through the intersection;
- Utilize the Greenwich Road roundabout; and
- Re-access I-264 east utilizing the on-ramp from the roundabout.
Motorists who are traveling to I-264 east beyond Witchduck Road (exit 16) toward the oceanfront are encouraged to utilize the mainline/inside set of I-264 east in order to avoid the collector-distributor road closure. This means motorists coming from I-64 traveling beyond Witchduck Road on I-264 east should take exit 284A to mainline I-264.
Once the collector-distributor road reopens to traffic on Monday, a single-lane closure will remain in place to allow for continued work on the extension of the collector-distributor road in this location.
Additionally, as part of this continued work on the I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Project, motorists should be alert to an upcoming traffic shift of the ramp from I-64 west to mainline I-264 east (exit 284B), being implemented as early as Dec. 13. This temporary traffic pattern, expected to be in place through early 2022, will slightly shift flyover traffic to the left on I-264 east at the bridge over Kempsville road, reducing mainline I-264 east by one lane in this location.
Due to the nature and scope of this work, motorists are encouraged to prepare for delays and seek alternate routes, when possible. Plan your commute with VDOT’s free traffic information tools:
Follow @VaDOTHR on Twitter
Download the 511 smartphone app or 511-integrated Waze app.
Visit the 511Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone
This work is weather-dependent, and the schedule is subject to change.